Already closed | 1h 25m | Chelsea

Death of a Driver

From 56 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant

About the show

This world premiere from Urban Stages offers a bracing examination of "doing good" abroad, the limits of understanding another person, and what happens when personal and political obligations collide. More…

Sarah is an American engineer. Kennedy is an East African taxi driver. They strike up a friendship and embark on a journey to change rural Kenya. When circumstances in the region become tense, the integrity of their alliance is questioned. 

1h 25m | Already closed | Urban Stages (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (56)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant

During previews
60
Cliched, Slow, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if A two character story that deals with africa. If you a show that does not have a coherent plot.

Don't see it if Show is slow and accents are difficult to pick up at times.

During previews
61
Slow, Relevant, Confusing

See it if If you like politically centered plays.

Don't see it if You have a hard time with accents!

During previews
55
Important topic but misses the mark, Earnest, Lacks impact, Often boring

See it if you're okay seeing a play with two characters, from different cultures, having a dialogue about an important topic with no real resolution

Don't see it if you want to see a play with a satisfying dramatic build up, impactful dialogue & conclusion

Also Instantly forgettable...and it shouldn't have been.

During previews
52
Slow, Indulgent

See it if You like two person shows about global issues in Africa

Don't see it if You don’t like slow wordy dialogue driven shows


March 5th, 2019
"But something about 'Death of a Driver' never quite catches fire. The story has gravity but lacks the sense of pity and terror that tragedy is famously supposed to invoke. Maybe it's partly due to the fact that the play is so brief, and that its short scenes sometimes take place years apart, cre...
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March 5th, 2019
"Top quality theater... Snider provides an intriguing and entertaining story that will keep you captivated and intrigued from start to finish...Both Baskin and Ssenjovu’s performances are strong, clear, natural and come from an authentic place...Direction by Kim T. Sharp seems to have allowed the...
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March 5th, 2019
"There's little here that, with a few tweaks, would prevent the play from being set in any third-world country. The debate over the standards foreign companies must follow when dealing with crooked governments…is a universal one about which Snider offers little enlightenment…More promising, emoti...
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March 5th, 2019
"Successful in delivering the words with a punch...Baskin and Ssenjovu have two things that are essential to making such a play work. First, both are fine actors...The second thing that makes this work is their chemistry...It isn’t just a case of two gifted actors performing their roles, but of t...
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